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Saturday 22 May 2021

Thornton Heath Police have arrested three people for possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Police searched a property on Leander Road this morning. 

They recovered over £10,000 in cash.

Officers also found a large quantity of Class A drugs inside the building.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

A man has been arrested in Hounslow for dealing drugs.

Officers out on patrol stopped and searched a man and found a large amount of class A drugs on his person.

They also found a kitchen knife hidden in his jumper pocket.

He was arrested for possession with intent to supply and possession of an offensive weapon.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits the return of fans at Aston Villa makes the task of getting a top four spot much more challenging.

Spectators will return to Villa Park for the first time in over a year tomorrow - for the final Premier League game of the season.

Tuchel says it'll be good to have them back but it'll change the game.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

Plans are in place in Richmond to ensure the economic recovery of its town centre post-pandemic.

A working group is looking into prioritising safe outdoor spaces, activating underutilised streets and identifying features of the town.

A range of proposals encompassing traffic management, improved cycling facilities and walking routes are being discussed.

There will be a chance for residents to comment on the specific proposals later in the summer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

A man has died in a house fire in Carshalton.

Three fire engines were called to the blaze in St Pauls Close in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters rescued the man from the building but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Brentford have made the Championship play-off final for the second season in a row.

They had to come from behind to get a 3-1 win at home to 10-man Bournemouth - 3-2 on aggregate.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank tells us, the supporters played their part in the victory.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:20 pm  

Glastonbury fans are in for a treat in Surbiton tonight.

Venue ExCellar is going to be live-screening a special concert straight from the iconic festival’s Worthy Farm site.

The five-hour spectacular will feature performances from artists including HAIM and Coldplay.

Simon Baile, the owner of Ex-Cellar, says modern technology  means music fans shouldn’t miss out.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A man has been jailed for 12 years at Isleworth Crown Court for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

36 year old Thomas Mangar was found guilty in March of rape and sexual assault.

In May last year the victim was heading home from a night out but woke the next afternoon in a park to Mangar assaulting her.

He will spend a further four years on licence, and will remain on the Sex Offender Register for life.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

Fans who are longing for a bit of Glastonbury this year are being urged to head to Surbiton instead tonight.

Ex-Cellar is going to be live-screening a special concert straight from the iconic festival's Worthy Farm site.

The five-hour spectacular will feature performances from artists including Coldplay and Blur's Damon Albarn.

Simon Baile is the owner ExCellar in Surbiton; he says it's about keeping live music events alive.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Fans of hit TV dramas Normal People and Fleabag will have a chance to win prints signed by the stars of the shows today.

The Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington is launching a special prize draw with the hope of raising thousands to keep it afloat.

Stars, including Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, have pledged their support for the Save The Landmark campaign.

Despite being able to partially reopen, the venue needs to earn £13,000 a month to stay open.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Covid-19 has caused the greatest shake-up to working life in modern memory.

New research has revealed that over 80% of organisations have already redefined how they will work best post pandemic.

Rosie Evans from Wimbledon is the Principal Behavioural Scientist at CoachHub which carried out the research.

She says offering employees support to find their "new normal" is the most important thing an employer can do.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Wider surge testing has been rolled out in five west London boroughs due to a surge in coronavirus cases linked to the Indian variant.

 From Monday, testing in Ealing, Hillingdon, Brent, Harrow, and Hounslow will begin.

It will target secondary schools and PCR tests will be offered to everyone else in the areas who do not have symptoms.

Cases of the new variant in west London have increased from 400 to 720.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:21 am  

A survey has been launched by Kingston Council to help identify the extent of harassment and abuse experienced by young women.

 Respondents will be able to pinpoint public spaces along with the times of the day they feel unsafe via an interactive map.

The survey can be found on Kingston's "Let's Talk Portal".

It's hoped it will address adverse social attitudes towards young women and identify barriers to seeking help.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

A serving British Transport Police officer has received a final warning following a misconduct hearing.

PC Imran Aftab, based at Hammersmith, attended the hearing which took place between 17 and 19 May.

Allegations included attempting to abuse his position for a sexual purpose, making inappropriate comments considered to be racist, and breaching government guidelines on social distancing.

The independent panel found the officer had a case proven for both allegations at the level of Gross Misconduct.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:31 am  

Friday 21 May 2021

Kingston Council has refused planning permission for two new towers in Tolworth.

Meadow Partners wanted to build two blocks of 15 and 19 storeys at the original Tolworth Tower site.

Councillors gave 10 reasons for tuning the proposals down.

These included a lack of affordable housing, a lack of 3 bed flats, the height of the towers and lack of car-parking.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Smart sensors are being rolled out in Richmond, that will monitor traffic

It’s hoped that it will provide insights into travel movements, which can help with future planning efforts.

The council is trying to work out whether people have permanently shifted their habits after COVID-19.

The sensors do not collect personal data, and the council says the technology cannot be used to gather any, or for enforcement purposes.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:30 pm  

Heathrow Airport's going to open a dedicated terminal for travellers arriving from red-list countries.

It says the facility will begin in Terminal 3 next month, helping to improve efficiency at the border as passenger numbers rise.

It's predicting red list routes will be a feature of international travel for the 'forseeable future'.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A man from Chelsea has been jailed for 19 years for a number of targeted attacks on sex workers

 Sajad Jamalvatan was convicted of five counts against two women between August and October 2019.

Police investigated him for over a year before he was arrested and charged. 

Their investigation found he had been using escort websites to contact the women,  often requesting them to meet him at his flat in Chelsea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:50 pm  

A Surrey police officer has been dismissed after being found guilty of common assault following an incident in Surbiton

 The court heard James Russell had become involved in an argument with his partner at a pub in Maple Road last July.

The argument escalated and a number of members of the public witnessed Russell assaulting the victim. 

The 28 year old was also fined £959.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:36 pm  

There are calls for the government to once again allow councils to meet virtually

When the pandemic began, emergency legislation was passed to allow them to meet online, but that expired on the 7th of May.

Richmond Council leader Gareth Roberts says, “the government’s decision is ridiculous”.

He’s calling it a “logistical nightmare” to transform buildings into COVID secure spaces.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:49 pm  

Twickenham Stadium is to re-open its doors to 10,000 fans today for the first time since December

The European Challenge Cup takes place later followed by the Heineken Champions Cup tomorrow. 

Spectators will be seated in the lower seating bowl and East Middle tier in groups of up to six from a single household or support bubble.

All spectators will have to comply with NHS test and trace and will be required to have a mobile ticket with a few exceptions.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:40 pm  

Over £3,000 has been stolen from the Kokoro Japanese restaurant on Epsom High Street

On Sunday evening, the director of the property locked up, but when she returned just after midnight she found it had been burgled.

The office had been broken into, and the CCTV unit in front of the restaurant had been taken.

Anyone who was in the area on Sunday evening is asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:57 pm  

Covid surge testing will start in Hounslow on Sunday

The borough has the highest rate of the Indian variant of the virus in London at a rate of 50 per 100,000 people. 

Kelly O’Neill is Hounslow’s Director of Public Health.

She says that by doing surge testing, Hounslow won’t have to go into its own lockdown:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:11 pm  

A man has died after being stabbed in Richmond

Police were called just before 4pm on Monday to Kings Road, where 39-year-old Tim Hipperson had been attacked.

He was taken to hospital, but died yesterday morning

The area was searched, but no suspects have been found.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:55 pm  

A number of trees have been felled without permission by a Ford Garage in Wimbledon

The council has stepped in, and the outlet on Plough Lane must replace the trees, and plant more on top of that.

The dealership must also work with schools on environmental projects, and “give a significant financial contribution” to allotments.

Councillor Martin Whelton says “our residents like trees” and that “environmental damage like this will not be tolerated”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:48 pm  

People who don’t give evidence into the inquiry over a post office computer system will now face fines or prison

The government has given extra powers to the Horizon IT system investigation.

A woman from West Byfleet, who was pregnant when she was jailed, was among 39 former Post Office workers wrongfully imprisoned for fraud and cleared last month.

Postal Affairs Minister and Sutton MP Paul Scully says the impact of the IT failure “cannot be overstated”.

Seema Malhotra, Feltham MP and Shadow Business minister, says the steadfast belief in the computer system ruined people’s lives.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

A person has died on the tracks at West Byfleet station

Emergency crews were called at 6.45 this morning, and the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s not being treated as suspicious, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

All lines have now reopened.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:37 am  

A 91-year-old from Cheam is due to finish a mammoth challenge today

Bahman Farazmand has been cycling 5km each day on his exercise bike with the aim of peddling from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

He’s been on the bike for 432 days so far with the hope of raising £1,000 for “Roundabout,” a mental health dramatherapy charity.

Bahman has smashed his target and is now on course to raise £3,000.

Even injury hasn’t kept Bahman from his challenge. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

The first phase of the controversial Cocks Crescent redevelopment in New Malden has been approved by Kingston Council

Construction works for a community square, pedestrian link, and pocket park will start in the summer and be completed by autumn.

Those against the plans say the rate of development in New Malden is too large for the surrounding infrastructure.

Five tower blocks are currently in the planning or building process in and around the high street. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A jury has heard that the driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon, had a perfect professional record

The tram tipped over and spun off the tracks in November 2016, travelling at 45mph, despite a 12mph speed restriction being in place.

More than 50 people were injured, and six people died in the accident. 

The inquest is expected to last 13 weeks.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:03 am  

Thursday 20 May 2021

Ultrafast broadband will be coming to Wandsworth, under major development plans.

The work is due to start in the Shaftesbury area of Battersea in the coming weeks, then expand across the borough.

Most of Wandsworth still uses copper wiring for broadband, rather than fibre optic cables.

People in the area looking for work are being encouraged to contact G Network, as it plans to recruit and train hundreds of fibre engineers.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 pm  

There are calls for a tougher trade deal with Australia, to avoid British farmers being priced out the market.

Farmers are worried that tariff-free imports could mean cheap goods flooding the UK market.

Lib Dem Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney says it “set a dangerous precedent” for other trade deals and has written to the International Trade Secretary.

The team involved says “We have been consistent throughout this process that we don’t comment on the details of the negotiations”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:31 pm  

Lib Dem Leader Sir Ed Davey says they made gains at the local elections in places they wanted to.

They won seats from the Conservatives in councils including Surrey, which he says are places they can win parliamentary seats from.

However, in London, they consistently came fourth, except in their traditional stronghold, South-West London where they came third.

The Green Party instead became the third party of London.

Sir Ed is pointing to close-run constituencies such as Sutton, to say only they can defeat the Tories.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:04 pm  

A report has found that “Actual and potential serious detriment” was caused to some council tenants in Croydon

Residents in a tower block had “significant” leaks, damp and mould in their homes.

The regulator has now found this was due to “widespread and longstanding failures” in the repairs and maintenance service.

The authority is now “taking urgent steps” to address the failings, and the regulator will work with the council to do that.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:55 pm  

Hounslow is one of eight areas to see surge testing and a faster vaccine rollout

More than 130,000 residents, just under half of the total population, have been vaccinated since December,

However, the borough’s Director of Public Health, Kelly O’Neill says  “we cannot be complacent”. 

Feltham and Heston MP Seema Malhotra is urging everyone to obey the Hands-Face-Space rule, and get the vaccine when offered:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Brentford Community Stadium is to host four fixtures in the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

The matches will include the first quarter-final of the tournament.

Hounslow’s youngsters will also be given the chance to take part in female based football sessions in the run up to the championships.

It is part of UEFA’s “legacy programme” that will deliver 600 football opportunities for girls in three London boroughs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Police are continuing to investigate an incident of verbal abuse on a bus in Tolworth one month on

A man and a woman boarded a 406 service travelling from Kingston to Epsom at Tolworth Broadway on April the 22nd.

They sat on the top deck where the man was heard being verbally abusive, before getting off at Epsom High Street at 1.30pm.

Police want to try and identify both the victim and the suspect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:37 pm  

A Grade II listed park in Wimbledon will celebrate the return of spring this weekend.

The two-day event in Cannizaro Park will feature a programme of activities to help visitors learn about the park.

Activities will include guided bird and bat walks, tree planting and nature trails.

There will be a special guest visit from The Fantasic Mr Fudge, Wimbledon Village Stables’ most famous resident.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:12 pm  

A police helicopter and armed police have been searching for a man carrying a weapon in Hersham

On Monday, they were deployed first to the train station in the afternoon, then later to Langport court in the evening.

The suspect wasn’t traced, but a plastic BB plastic ball was found where he was seen to be standing.

No injuries were reported, and nobody has been arrested.

He’s described as being in his early 20s, wearing dark clothing and a hoodie.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:46 pm  

There’s a heightened police presence in Sunbury this afternoon following a stabbing yesterday

Officers were called to Sunbury Cross Shopping Centre following reports of a large fight outside M&S at 5pm.

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg and received a significant injury. 

The group involved are described as being white and mixed race males between the ages of 14 and 20; no arrests have been made.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:52 pm  

UEFA has advised Chelsea and Manchester City fans to travel to the Champions League final in Porto as part of an official trip

However, ticket holders who make their own way to Portugal will still be allowed in.

City owner Sheikh Mansour is paying for the flights and transfers for all City fans.

Chelsea's organised trip has been subsidised, but will cost supporters just under 200 pounds, plus the cost of a match ticket.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

A builder from Sutton who didn’t report a serious incident, even when advised to by his solicitor, has been jailed

Simon Lewis was working for Paul Adams in New Malden, when a piece of machinery trapped his leg and resulting in amputation.

The Health and Safety Executive found that Lewis had been pressured to use an unsuitable piece of equipment.

It was found that Adams had no insurance, no documentation, and vital evidence had been lost by the time the HSE started to investigate.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:09 pm  

A petition calling for a law to force supermarkets to donate their surplus food to charity has received over 800 signatures

It was set up by the Berrylands-based Save The World Club, who say that less than 9% is being given to food banks.

The rest is either put into landfill, or incinerated, adding to climate change.

Kingston MP Sir Ed Davey says every part of society needs to do their bit to reduce food waste.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:32 pm  

A mother who was released early from prison following the death of her son in Croydon is back in jail

Adrian Hoare was found guilty of child cruelty over the death of Alfie Lamb in 2019. 

She was jailed for two years and nine months but was offered early release and left prison that October.

However, she was taken back into custody in May 2020 and the Parole Board has now decided she must stay there.

Her original sentence expires in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:10 pm  

Reopening Hammersmith Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists will be part of the TfL bailout

That’s according to the Evening Standard, which says the bridge will need to be partially reopened in the summer.

The ferry is due to open on the first week of September, in line with the schools returning.

The Government has provided an extra £65m to the transport operator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:12 am  

Surge testing and extra Covid vaccinations are being delivered in eight new areas, including Hounslow, because of concerns about the Indian variant

There are now nearly 3,000 cases across the UK.

The strain is more transmissible - and its spread has raised fears the planned end of England's lockdown next month may have to be delayed.

Health secretary Matt Hancock says he can't yet say for sure.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:37 am  

A mother who was released early from prison following the death of her son in Croydon is back in jail

Adrian Hoare was found guilty of child cruelty over the death of Alfie Lamb in 2019. 

She was jailed for two years and nine months but was offered early release and left prison that October.

However, she was taken back into custody in May 2020 and the Parole Board has now decided she must stay there.

Her original sentence expires in July.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:34 am  

Roy Hodgson's farewell to Selhurst Park didn't quite go to plan as Crystal Palace conceded two late goals to lose 3-1 to Arsenal in the Premier League

It was his final home game as Palace boss, before he steps down after their last match of the season at Liverpool on Sunday.

Hodgson was disappointed about the result, but pleased he could share the experience with their fans.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:32 am  

A 19-year-old has been stabbed, after a fight between a large group of teenagers at the Sunbury Cross shopping centre

Police were called just after 5pm yesterday, after a person saw it breaking out near the Marks and Spencer.

It’s believed that some of the group had bicycles, and they fled to the Spelthorne Grove estate after the incident.

The group are described as between 14 and 19, white and mixed race, wearing jogging bottoms and hoodies.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

Wednesday 19 May 2021

An historic drinking fountain is being brought back to life in Brentford.

The structure in St Paul’s Recreation was first unveiled in 1889 for Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.

It was decommissioned in 1970 as it had fallen into disrepair.

It’s being restored to its former glory by Heritage of London Trust with Friends of St Paul’s Recreation Ground and Hounslow Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Royal Parks is urging people check its blog for ‘six things you should know about deer birthing season.’
Around 300 deer will be born across Richmond and Bushy parks over the next few months.

Female deer set up nursey areas often away from the main herd and usually in long grass and bracken.

From now until Monday the 2nd of August, it is compulsory for dogs to kept on leads and to keep 50m away from all deer.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A former police officer has avoided jail, after punching two other officers who were responding to a call in Croydon.

In July, police were responding to a silent 999 call, and when they arrived, they found 29-year-old former PC Melissa Marulanda and two others.

They tried to enter the address, but the former PC attacked them.

She was arrested immediately, sacked, and has been given a suspended 12 month jail sentence.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

Schools in Kingston could lose nearly £250,000 in funding following changes to the method of calculating “Pupil Premiums"

A Freedom of Information request by Schools’ Week found funding will now be based on school numbers in October rather than January.

The Pupil Premium was a reform introduced by the Lib Dems in 2011 to help the most disadvantaged pupils.

It aims to close the attainment gap by providing extra funds to pupils eligible for free school meals.

We’re awaiting a statement from Kingston Council.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:44 pm  

Twickenham’s MP is calling on Transport for London to improve bus links to Richmond and Bushy Parks

Royal Parks is to start charging drivers to park, which opponents say will make them “no-go” areas for some who rely on their car. 

Munira Wilson accepts that not everyone can cycle or walk, and TfL needs to step in:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:12 pm  

An investigation into delivery drivers in Tooting has stopped 48 mopeds in 90 minutes

Police say they received complaints regarding the manner of driving and lack of documents.

However, immigration says they had “sufficient intelligence” to justify involvement in the operation.

Two bikes were seized for no insurance, and two were arrested for immigration offences.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:09 pm  

A man who robbed a shop in Clapham at gunpoint has been jailed

53-year-old Steven Faber walked into the shop on Clapham Park Road in September, just before 2am.

Faber got away with £130, but was later found through CCTV.

He’s been sentenced to 30 months in prison for robbery and possessing an imitation firearm.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:10 pm  

Fulham manager Scott Parker says his team's 1-all draw with Manchester United proves they're good enough for the Premier League

The club will be back in the Championship next season after already being relegated from the top flight.

Parker says the game is decided on small margins.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:02 pm  

A fundraiser for a family in Epsom whose house has been hit by lightning has raised over £3,000

The house is currently unliveable after the fire yesterday at around 4pm.

The crowdfunder was set up yesterday with a £1,500 target, which it achieved within a few hours.

One donor says “This is community spirit at its finest. Glad everyone is safe”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:05 pm  

The Hammersmith Bridge ferry won’t open until September

It was originally planned for “late summer”.

London Assembly member Nicholas Rogers says that “TfL will know well in advance” if this new date cannot be met.

He says they will look at other options if that happens, such as changes to bus services.

Richmond Council Leader, Lib Dem Gareth Roberts, says it’s “appalling” and “so much for the Government taking control and speeding things along”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:03 am  

Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes are in their own hands after beating Leicester 2-1 in the Premier League

Tensions were high at Stamford Bridge as the London side took revenge for their FA Cup final defeat against the same opponents last weekend.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says it was an emotional match for both teams.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:27 am  

St Raphael’s Hospice in North Cheam is launching its “Living Well” programme today

The 8-week course is designed for adults living with a life-limiting, progressive or chronic illness in Merton and Sutton.

A special information event is taking place at St Bede’s Conference Centre in North Cheam until 4pm.

Sheila Payne is the charity’s Senior Wellbeing Facilitator.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:38 am  

Police are trying to work out how a man in Croydon suffered a serious brain injury

The force were called yesterday just after 5am to a hospital, where a 36-year-old man had been admitted.

He was seen leaving his flat at 11pm the previous day.

He’s described as white, 36-years-old, wearing a maroon baseball cap, a turquoise hooded top, and white trainers.

Anyone who was in the areas of Dingwall Road and Wellesley Road and might have information are asked to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:02 am  

Tuesday 18 May 2021

A florist in Banstead has been presented with a national award on her doorstep.

The Small Awards celebrating small business, were held over Zoom last week.

Mad Lilies was crowned the “High Street Hero.”

Owner Ali Howe says she wants to keep the high street alive by “creating a continuing and ever-changing customer experience”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:40 pm  

Supermodel Naomi Campbell has become a mother to a baby girl, announcing the news on social media.

The 50-year-old posted a photo showing her hand cradling her new daughter's feet on Twitter and Instagram.

Discovered at the age of 15, the schoolgirl from Streatham established herself amongst the most recognisable and in-demand models of 90s.

She was one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry and the international press.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former England boss Roy Hodgson says he's not sure what his future holds after confirming he'll leave Crystal Palace at the end of this season.

Roy Hodgson is leaving Crystal Palace as manager with the veteran coach saying he's stepping away from football for now.

The 73-year-old's time as England boss saw a group stage exit at the World Cup and an infamous defeat by Iceland at the European Championships.

But he feels history may judge it more kindly.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

A schoolboy from Twickenham has been crowned one of the winners of theWorld Maths Day Challenge

Competing against over one million students, 12-year-old Rohan from Newland House School won the ‘global’ age group category.

The annual challenge sees students from 17,000 schools around the world take part in a series of maths challenges.

Rohan tells us about the moment he realised he had won:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

England and Chelsea striker Beth England has launched a campaign to tackle dog obesity

Research by Burns Pet Nutrition has revealed that 6 million dogs in the UK are overweight after too many treats and infrequent walks. 

Beth, who lives in Epsom, is launching her Olympics themed “Canine Games” today to encourage owners and pooches to get fit together.

Activities will include 100m Dash-hund, the ball-fetching Shott Mutt, the Highland Terrier Jump and the slower 800m Labradawdle.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Police are trying to find a man in connection with the theft of a bike from a house in Ashford

It was taken from the front garden of the victim’s house in Chesterfield Road at around 3pm yesterday.

The bike was later found abandoned.

He is described as a white male, aged between 17 and 20 years; you can find a a picture of the suspect below:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:11 pm  

New sensors that could help prevent floods are being rolled out in Kingston and Sutton

The sensors will alert the council if water levels rise, as well as drainage workers who can respond to surface flooding.

It’s to prevent roads grinding to halt when they’re hit with high water levels.

Deputy Leader of Kingston Council, Tim Cobbett, hopes it will provide “much needed confidence to local businesses."

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

A new project from Merton Council is aiming to close the “digital divide"

The pandemic revealed that many people don’t know how to get started on the internet or know how to use certain devices.  

“Connecting Merton” is providing IT courses coupled with items like laptops, tablets and dongles for three months via libraries.  

Laura Dow from Merton Council says the project will help people learn how they want to use the net:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:48 pm  

A campaign has been launched to "stop the sale" of the historic Guildhall in Kingston.

Councillors voted last Thursday to proceed with a regeneration plan encompassing The Kingfisher Leisure Centre. 

But the "Save Royal Kingston" campaign group claims the plan would mean the "disposal" of the Grade II listed Guildhall and relocation of the Grade I listed Coronation Stone.

The group says it believes that these assets should be listed as an Asset of Community Value.

Kingston Council has been contacted for comment.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:59 pm  

Surge testing is continuing across areas of London where growing numbers of the new Indian variant of Covid-19 have been detected

Testing is underway in Hounslow, Hillingdon, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Kensington and Chelsea.

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan, says the number of those who have tested positive in London is 400.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:08 pm  

A woman and two children have been led to safety from a fire in Morden

The brigade was called just after 3pm yesterday afternoon.

999 operators gave “vital fire survival guidance” to those still inside on how to stay safe until firefighters arrived.

A small part of a communal lobby area on the first floor was damaged.

The cause is under investigation.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:29 pm  

Charity Wimbledon Guild has launched a stay Warm and Well in Merton initiative ahead of a summer heatwave

The last decade has been the warmest ever with just over 1,700 excess heat-related deaths in a period of 10 days last August.

Closing windows when its hotter outside and using a cold flannel on the back of the neck are some of the important tips to stay cool.

There will be advice on how to stay well in a free online “Staying Healthy This Summer” information session on the 10th of June.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:04 pm  

Six Metropolitan Police officers have walked up Mount Snowdon in full riot gear

It’s to raise money following the death of the sergeant killed in a custody suite in Croydon, Matt Ratana.

PC Nick Fox organised the trip, and says “the physicality of this challenge would not have been lost on Matt”.

They have raised over £5,000.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:08 pm  

Heathrow says it wants to show Euro 2021 football matches at border control, to pass the time during queues

The Times reports the move is being considered as coronavirus paperwork causes delays.

The airport says that the volume would be on mute, and they’d need approval from Border Force.

The Home Office says it would not stand in the way if an airport decided that was the best way to manage queues.

Heathrow wants an e-gate version, as the inspection can add 40 minutes to the processing time.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:04 am  

There looks set to be a summer transfer saga over England captain Harry Kane

It's been widely reported he's told Tottenham he wants to leave and club chairman Daniel Levy's set the price at £150m.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all on the lookout for him.

Former Spurs player Jamie O'Hara says there's no chance of a quick sale.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:35 am  

People living near Epsom Chalk Pit claim they are suffering from noise and dust disturbance after a new contractor started work

They say building waste materials and large plant items are being recycled by NJB Recycling, often late into the night.

There are concerns that the area, which includes 5 schools and around 2,000 homes, are being exposed to respirable dust.

Ken Reid lives nearby. 

NJB says:

NJB are a local company who have been operating in and around Epsom for over 20 years. Our first operation at the Chalk Pit commenced in the 1990’s. Eight years ago the main focus of our operations moved to Wimbledon, however in 2019 we returned to the Chalk Pit taking over the lease from 1st Place Grab and Skip Hire Limited in the south eastern corner of the site.

 Following a review of the historic planning and operations at the site it was determined the best way of managing the site, in line with Environment Agency guidance, is to undertake the waste activities within purpose built enclosures. This has significant benefits relating to the management of dust, noise emissions and site drainage. Ultimately it will result in benefits for the local community. We are not seeking an increase in permitted tonnages or a change to the operations that have been taking place at the site over many years.  

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:10 am  

A man has been arrested and one more is wanted, in connection with the killing of a woman from Feltham in Pakistan.

Mayra Zulfiqar was killed in Lahore on the 3rd of May.

Hounslow Councillor Catherine Dunne says they’re “concerned” it’s being described as a “crime of passion”.

She says it “downplays this terrible crime and sets it apart from an act of murder”.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 am  

“Cure the Care System” is the call from the Alzheimer’s Society for Dementia Action Week which begins today.

Campaigners are calling on the Government to increase funding for the social care system to stop people falling through the gaps.

Daniel Frederiksson is a Dementia support worker in Richmond.

He says one size doesn’t fit all.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 am  

Monday 17 May 2021

Young people are being urged to wear “Denim for Dementia” on Friday.

The Alzheimer’s Society wants the younger generation to get more involved as the disease doesn’t just affect the elderly. 

 Daniel Frederiksson, who is a Dementia support worker in Richmond, thinks young people have a lot to offer.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 pm  

Former players including Gary Neville and Gary Lineker have launched a parliamentary petition calling for an independent regulator in English football.

The group's also backed by journalists, and the move is a response to the failed attempt by the so-called 'big six' clubs to join a European Super League.

Also among the signatories of the open letter is Rory Jennings, who has fronted Chelsea fan channels on Youtube for five years.

An open letter says that was a "direct threat to the integrity of the game".

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 pm  

Reporters have been given a very special preview of an exhibition at Hampton Court Palace, ahead of its official opening

Works of art, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the “Field of Cloth of Gold” have gone on display.

The event was an 18-day meeting between Henry VIII and François I in 1520.

Tudor historian and expert, Tracy Borman, tells us exactly why this exhibition is so special:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:30 pm  

An inquest into the deaths of seven people killed in a tram crash in Croydon opened today

51 others were injured when the derailment happened in November 2016.

An investigation's previously found the driver may have been in a "microsleep" when the tram came off the tracks at almost four times the speed limit.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:04 pm  

It's goalless going into the second half of the Championship play-off semi-final between Bournemouth and Brentford.

Two-thousand home fans are at the Vitality Stadium for the first leg, as supporters return to sporting events for the first time since December.

Later a crowd of eight and a half thousand will be at Oakwell for the first leg of Barnsley's last four tie against Swansea.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

A number of staff are allegedly being investigated for looking up details of the Sarah Everard case on the police computer system

 The 33-year-old vanished as she walked home through Clapham in March and was later found dead in Kent.

A Met spokeswoman’s told the BBC said staff need to have access to computer records but are only permitted to review specific information.

The BBC is reporting the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards is set to question staff who accessed files on the case.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Thousands of people have flown abroad now that international travel is allowed from England, Wales and Scotland

16 destinations are on the green list and airlines have been laying on extra flights after a surge in demand for trips to Portugal.

Janie Brooks from Wimbledon is one of those flying to Portugal’s Algarve from Heathrow.

She tells us things appear to be running very smoothly:

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:48 pm  

A man has been arrested after two children and their mother were injured in a dog attack in Bushy Park on Easter Sunday

The family were playing a game of Easter Egg hunting when a Staffie or pit-bull ran over without a lead and first injured the nine-year-old girl.

The parents intervened, but the dog chased the ten-year-old boy.

Police are thanking those who helped them locate the suspect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:26 pm  

Hugs, pubs and flights are back on the agenda for most people across the UK as lots of coronavirus restrictions are relaxed

Most of us can meet-up with more people at once, bars and restaurants are serving indoors again and we can even go on a foreign holiday.

The rules are slightly different in the separate parts of the UK.

The government’s asking people to be careful - especially with an increase in cases of the Indian variant.

Business secretary and Spelthorne MP Kwasi Kwarteng says ministers will look at the data before the final step out of lockdown, scheduled for June 21st.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:06 pm  

After installing a rainbow pride crossing during Pride Month last year, Sutton Council have installed a transgender flag crossing in the High Street too

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

May the 17th was chosen, as it was when the World Health Organization decided in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.

The trans flag consists of pink for women, blue for men, with white for those transitioning or non-binary.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:14 pm  

A man has been arrested after two children and their mother were injured in a dog attack in Bushy Park on Easter Sunday

The family were playing a game of Easter Egg hunting when a Staffie or pit-bull ran over without a lead and first injured the nine-year-old girl.

The parents intervened, but the dog chased the ten-year-old boy.

Police are thanking those who helped them locate the suspect.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:25 am  

The family of a dog who died after getting stuck at Thames Water Sewage Works in Esher wants a full security review

Daschund “Pebble” got spooked before running off from a house in March and ending up on the land. 

She was found dead in a disused well weeks later; her family claims inadequate searches were carried out by the utility firm.  

Pebble’s owner, Victoria Kershaw, says the land is dangerous, for animals and children.

Thames Water says;

“We’re deeply saddened that Pebble passed away in a disused part of the sewage works and our condolences go out to her family.

“When we were told she was missing, our team on site tried extremely hard to find Pebble safe and well and reunite her with her owners. We spent many hours searching parts of our site and assisted with drone searches, as well as setting up cameras and leaving out food at night.

“All our sites must be kept secure at all times and we carried out a full review of the fencing at Esher sewage treatment works to ensure incidents like this do not occur. Our site comprehensive review concluded that the site perimeter fencing was secure, in a good condition and complies to our security guidelines.

“We’ll also be reviewing how we kept Pebble’s owners informed of our efforts to locate her and the processes available for them to communicate with us.

“In memory of Pebble we also made a donation to the Dogs Trust.”

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:33 am  

Business owners in Richmond are taking part in a volunteer litter pick of the town today

They’ve launched the ‘Rediscover Richmond’ Campaign to coincide with the reopening of indoor hospitality.

All the litter collected will be used to generate ‘green’ energy, with nothing going to landfill.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:45 am  

For the second week in a row, there’s been mass cancellations in the Surrey Cricket League

Last week, every game was cancelled due to weather, but this week, only one match in the Premier Division was able to go ahead.

Surrey Warriors A beat Wandsworth by 80 runs.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 am  

Sunday 16 May 2021

Shooting Star Children’s Hospices have been awarded £1.9 million in funding.

The money is coming from NHS commissioners in Surrey and South West London.

The cash will be used to match fund their specialist paediatric palliative care service over the next four years.

The Hospices in Hampton and Guildford support children with life limiting illnesses and their families. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 8:00 pm  

A consultation on the future development of Staines will launch on Tuesday.

The “Objectives and Options” consultation will look to identify development areas in the town.  

The council is looking for appropriate areas to construct new homes, offices and healthcare sites. 

The first stage of the 6 week consultation will assess the opinion of those who live, work, study, shop and spend leisure time in Staines.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 7:00 pm  

Chelsea have the chance to achieve something special when they take on Barcelona in the Women's Champions League final tonight.

 Arsenal are the only English side to have been crowned European champions - and that was back in 2007.

Preparing for the game in Gothenburg, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says she's proud of her team flying the flag.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:00 pm  

Expectant parents in Richmond are being urged to attend an online event focussed on the Covid-19 vaccination.

It’s being hosted by to Dr Anu Jacob who is the NHS’s clinical lead for Maternity in South-West London.

The aim of the event is to debunk the myths surrounding the Covid-19 jab in relation to pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding.

There will be a live chat during the event on Thursday; to register, head to Richmond Council’s website. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 5:00 pm  

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel says luck was against his team as they lost the FA Cup final for the second season in a row.

They went down 1-nil against Leicester at Wembley and had a late equaliser ruled out by VAR for offside.

Tuchel thinks his players dominated the game. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 4:00 pm  

One of the top things Londoners are looking forward to once lockdown restrictions are eased, is apparently dressing properly.

Govia Thameslink Railway has been talking to passengers who are slowly returning to the rails.

GTR runs services across Surrey and London; 30% of commuters have listed “getting out of loungewear” as one of their top ideals. 

Staff have also been issuing advice on how to use the trains safely. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 3:00 pm  

Sutton Council is to take part in a new air pollution trial.

The borough is joining the “Breathe London” trial which will give it access to a network of air quality sensors and pollution data.

The sensors will feed back daily information on Sutton’s air quality to the council.

The information will shape future transport schemes to improve the borough’s air quality. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 2:00 pm  

A man has been stabbed in Tooting.

Police are appealing for information after a 25 year old man presented himself at hospital with stab injuries on Friday.

Police believe the victim had been assaulted at approximately 7:30pm at a restaurant in Upper Tooting Road. 

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

The victim remains in a critical condition. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 1:00 pm  

Pick pocketing has been on the rise in Wandsworth since February.

A number of offences have been reported to police in public spaces and on buses, usually in daylight hours.

Items such as mobile phones and wallets are being targeted, often without the victim realising they have been stolen.

Plain clothed patrols have been increased in “hot spot” areas to tackle the problem and stop and search is in place where necessary. 

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:00 pm  

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says this afternoon's game at home to Aston Villa is still important, despite having already secured their Premier League status.

They're not in the best form, with four defeats in their last five matches - but could finish the season on 50 points.

Hodgson admits that'll be a big ask with Arsenal and Liverpool still to come.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 11:00 am  

Two air ambulances were called to Cobham yesterday after a collision.

Police are looking for witnesses to the incident that involved off-road motorbikes on Old Common Road.

Two air ambulances treated the injured at the scene.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage is urged to contact police on 101.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:00 am  

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists his team deserved to win the FA Cup final and criticised "decisive" Video Assistant Referee calls as Leicester won 1-nil at Wembley.

The ball appeared to deflect off Ayoze Perez's leg on to his arm, which led to Youri Tielemans' stunning second half goal.

But Tuchel says he's no longer an expert on the issue.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 9:00 am  

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